Regional hiking tour

Arigscheis

This hike through the forests above Täsch is certainly steep, but also offers a good chance of spotting wild animals. Perhaps even an eagle…

  • Type Regional hiking tour
  • Difficulty hard
  • Duration 4,10 h
  • Distance 9 km
  • Ascent 937 m
  • Descent 937 m
  • Lowest point 1423 m
  • Highest point 2249 m

Description

The name Arigscheis indicates that eagles have been seen here. “Ari” means eagle in the local dialect, and Arigscheis can refer to a spot where eagles land, nest or roost. This trail leads across the lower flanks of the Mettelhorn and the Aeschhorn.

  • Metal ladder with safety cables in terrain (requires a good head for heights)
  • Täschhorn and Dom from an unusual perspective
  • Wildlife (chamois, in lower area possibly roe deer)
Täsch (station) - Arigscheis - Schalenäbi - Schali - Täsch (station)

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 4h 10)

We recommend:
  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
When you reach your destination, you will find a cross on the summit along with a small hut. From this point, you have a wonderful view of the valley and the mountain group on the other side.

 

Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre near Täsch station.

  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.
  • Beware: railway crossing

Map and arrival